Last week, the Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film hit the shelves as a DVD rental in Japan, and some fans hurried to pick up a copy to confirm whether the bath scene reveals Asuna’s plot. The film’s director Tomohiko Ito and fellow staff members teased in July that the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film might reveal Asuna’s nipples during the bath scene.

Fans are rejoicing because the rental release does include a brief reveal of Asuna’s nipple around the 25:52 mark as she is getting out of the bath. The scene also reveals her buttocks.

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The retail Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of the film will ship in Japan on September 27 and will include English subtitles. In addition, the official website has revealed all the Blu-ray and DVD pre-order bonuses. The site has also announced that fans who order the limited edition box set will get a short story by Kawahara and will feature the following illustration by abec:

Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Short Story With Limited Edition Box Set

Here are the pre-order incentives that are only available in limited stock:

Aniplex are offering:

  • 52 page fanbook, including interviews with the director (Tomohiko Ito) and LiSASword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Aniplex 1
  • One snippet of the film reelSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Aniplex 2
  • A sleeve for the fanbookSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Aniplex 3
  • An illustration card by abecSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Aniplex 4

Amazon Japan:

  • A B1 sized fabric poster of AsunaSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Amazon 1

Animate:

  • A B3 sized poster of Asuna and KiritoSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Animate 1
  • A lanyard PVC pass of Yunna and AsunaSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Animate 2

Gamers:

  • A B2 sized tapestry of Eiji and YuunaSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Gamers 1

Sofmap:

  • A B2 sized tapestry of Yuuna and SilicaSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Sofmap 1

Toranoana:

  • A B2 sized tapestry of Shinon and SuguhaSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Toranoana 1

HMV:

  • An A3 sized clear poster of Suguha and AsunaSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus HMV 1

Tsutaya Records:

  • An A4 sized clear file of Asuna and YuunaSword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Bonus Tsutaya Records 1

Tower Records:

  • An A3 sized poster of the film’s visual

The Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film will release on September 27 with a total of 4 different editions. Two of which will be limited edition releases that come with a special box with a visual of Kirito on the front side and a visual of Eiji on the back.

The limited Editions will include:

  • The 120 minute film (DVD or Blu-ray) with English and Japanese subtitles
  • Collection of promotional videos, trailers and commercials
  • A short story written by Kawahara with illustrations by abec
  • A 108 page booklet
  • A special animated short of the main characters in SD/chibi format, Sword Art Offline –Ordinal Scale–
  • Audio commentary with the cast
  • A bonus CD featuring a few tracks from the film

Here’s a look at the limited edition Blu-ray/DVD box set visual:

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and the regular edition Blu-ray and DVD cover:

Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Case Front Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu Ray DVD Case Back

Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The series takes place in the near-future and focuses on various virtual reality MMORPG worlds. The light novels began publication on ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint from April 10, 2009, with a spin-off series launching in October 2012. The series has spawned eight manga adaptations published by ASCII Media Works and Kadokawa. The novels and four of the manga adaptations have been licensed for release in North America by Yen Press.

An anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures aired in Japan between July and December 2012. An Extra Edition episode aired on December 31, 2013, and a second anime series, titled Sword Art Online II, aired between July and December 2014. A video game based on the series, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, was released on PlayStation Portable in March 2013, with a second game, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) released in April 2014. A third game, Sword Art Online: Lost Song, was released on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in March 2015.

Sword Art Online synopsis:

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players can control their avatars through brain waves using technology called “NerveGear.” When players enter the game, they discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive. To escape, players must beat the game by defeating each boss on all 100 floors; however, if they die in the game, they die in real life too. Their struggle for survival starts now…

Visit the film’s website here: http://sao-movie.net/
Check out their International site here: http://sao-movie.net/us/
And follow the latest developments on their Twitter: @sao_anime

Source: Yaraon, Anime News Network

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